Sunday, September 28, 2008

International Day of Peace , Sept. 21, 2008

During the week of September 14 - 21 Peace Day exhibits, and activities took place in many parts of the US and abroad.
One special week in Panama City Florida was sponsored by the Gulf Coast Womens' Group. School children created art, sang special songs, prepared international foods, crafted Origami doves inscribed with Peace slogans and enjoyed hearing the book, One Day in Peace read aloud. The book by Robert Alan and Steve Diamond was my first illustration assignment. To this date it is still featured on thePeace Kids website and has been translated into over 17 languages.

In addition to all the hands on activities a Proclamation Ceremony was held by the Panama City, Florida Mayor, the Honorable Scott Clemons who read and signed the document proclaiming Sunday, Sept. 21 as the International Day of Peace in Bay County.

Below are images from the book I illustrated that were enlarged and displayed along with text from the book.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


With his cheeks packed for the journey to the mouse hole, Hector faced an unpleasant delay.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008


They had been together since Kindergarten..... They traded peanut butter sandwiches for carrots, and carrots for twinkies.
The little group shared a common interest. It was how they formed the most amazing clique.

Quickly done in line and digital watercolor. Sometimes the ideas come too fast to slow down.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Surprisingly Sweet ~

I had the nicest email from my friend Amy Cullings Moreno!
What a good friend to let me know that I finally acheived a long time wish. This week I was chosen as Illustrator of the week on Children's Illustrators.
If Amy hadn't emailed me I would have missed the enjoyment of seeing my work in that little window. True, there isn't much left of this week...but I will go back a few times, just to take another peek and smile!

Thanks again, Amy *:)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Transformation continues

Another one! This time the biker boy is bringing home a key element for the Christmas Holidays. ( I know it is early, but indulge me on this one.) So now, this one is my current favorite. There might be more, I wonder if this little guy has ideas about getting ready for Hallowe'en.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The biker boy ~ revisited

Another version and one I like enough to finish with greater detail.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Peace Kids

The first two books I illustrated were done about 8 years ago for the talented Robert Alan Silverstein who works closely with various Peace organizations and the UN to promote peace. The first little book was printed in paperback and is now online and translated into over 17 languages. The message of Peace and how children can help to bring it about has been brought to millions of people world wide.

I am honored that the Gulf Coast Women's Club of Panama City Florida is planning an exhibit for their International Day of Peace Celebration that will include images from the books I illustrated for the People for Peace. One Day In Peace-2000, Peace Day and the Peace Department feature children of the world who meet in cyberspace, much as we are doing now. Their goal is to promote peace in various ways.

You can read all these books online at PEACE KIDS.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Three Friends ~ Remember when....?

I think this needed a little something extra, so I added some items. Who knows what will show up next...

I am sure the cat is going to get in on this at some point.

In this last version, the cat made it into the illustration.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008